LORAIN, Ohio — Two people are in custody in connection with a traffic stop where a Lorain police officer was shot at Tuesday night.
Roque Velazquez and Luis Laboy were arrested without incident and charged with felonious assault. Both are being held in Lorain County Jail.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. near East 28th Street and Seneca Avenue.
Breaking: Lorain police officers come under fire while trying to pull driver over. @LorainPD Police say passenger leans out of the window and fires 3 shots. You can see the last shot light up the night in this pic where arrow is pointing. #WEWS pic.twitter.com/iafZwref4s— Tracy Carloss (@TracyCarloss) October 7, 2020
According to police, the officer attempted to pull over a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander after it was spotted without a rear license plate light on.
The officer turned his lights and sirens on, and the Outlander slowed down but didn’t stop. Moments later, a passenger leaned out of the window and fired three shots at the officer. The officer wasn't struck by the gunfire.
The SUV then sped off. Authorities said they found the vehicle sometime later after the occupants ditched it. A live round was found in the SUV’s passenger area.
The two suspects, who were found in Macedonia, were arrested by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Macedonia Police Department.
The matter remains under investigation.
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